LAKSHMI + VINAY
From a vibrant, traditional Hindu ceremony to an elegant western celebration, this was a whole weekend of love!
When your groom arrives on a horse, you know it’s going to be a truly amazing day. That was how Vinay made his entrance at this couple’s big day, to a backdrop of guests dancing to the beat of drums. The traditional Hindu ceremony that followed was full of colour and meaningful moments. But it didn’t end there. Lakshmi and Vinay celebrated again the next day with a sophisticated civil ceremony and reception that was another chance to profess their love in front of family and friends (even their puppies attended as surprise, and very cute, ring bearers!) – and, of course, celebrate.
HINDU WEDDING DATE Nov 27, 2015.
PHOTOGRAPHER Sorrento Wedding Photography (sorrentoweddings.com.au). “Shannon and Chris didn’t miss a beat.”
SARI Pothys in Chennai, India (pothys. com) and headwear from Chennai.
HAIR & MAKEUP Caroline Ponnadurai (0411 808 302). “She was a family friend.”
STATIONERY Indian Wedding Card (indianweddingcard.com).
FLOWERS Joe Leuzzi Flowers (03 9328 8922). “The temple supplied garlands.”
CEREMONY Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple, The Basin, Vic (melbournevinayagar.org.au). “It was so intimate.”
CIVIL WEDDING DATE Nov 28, 2015.
DRESS Dress from Bernadette Pimenta Couture (bernadettepimenta.com.au), and veil from Mariana Hardwick (mariana hardwick.com.au). “I felt really special.”
HAIR & MAKEUP Hair by Maria Karabatsakis (03 9882 6000), and makeup by Merton Muaremi (mertonmuaremi. com). “It was natural, but glam.”
GROOM’S SUIT MJ Bale (mjbale.com).
BRIDESMAID DRESSES Bernadette Pimenta Couture (bernadettepimenta. com.au). “We wanted shades of pink.”
FLOWERS Sarah at Casa Verde Flowers (casaverdef lowers.com.au).
CEREMONY, RECEPTION & CATERING Encore St Kilda, St Kilda, Vic (encorest kilda.com.au). “It’s modern and on-trend.”
CELEBRANT Myly Nguyen (03 9327 2969). “She’s a close friend’s mother.”
CAKE Ab Fab Cakes (abfabcakes.com.au).
ENTERTAINMENT Nat Pike (0430 179 531).
“My sari was similar to my mum’s own wedding sari.”
“We had an incredible traditional ceremony.”
“Our puppies were the ring bearers. They were totally adorable!”
“Pink flowers and splashes of gold really brought the room to life.”
“We were blessed with a beautiful Melbourne sunset.”